It's not that they stated it was new, it's that the ad let it appear as new without stating it was used.
I clicked on a "New and Used Specials" link and straight through to the item, which is not described as used.
On edit: Vendor replied "It’s a brand new cartridge. The wooden box it comes in has never even been opened (it still has the Clearaudio seal over it)."
That said, I really don't want to focus on this end of things, at least not now. As said, I'm in contact with them. At this point, I want to learn about the Sigma.
I appreciate your input on the height: it's ecnouraging news, although the Sigma still seems really high to me. I have not mounted it because I have not received it. Any further input from anyone much appreciated.
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